New York: Fawcett Publications, Inc. (Gold Medal d1683). Fair. (c.1966). First Edition. Softcover. NOISBN . [worn copy, moderate spine roll, heavy soiling to rear cover; a decent reading copy, but no more]. Mass Market PB The author's third novel, the story of an ex-convict whose desperate need for money leads him to take a job selling encyclopedias door-to-door, which gets him involved with the variously strange residents of the Bali Hai Apartment Court. All of Braly's first three books were written while he was serving a series of prison sentences for burglary, at Nevada State Prison, San Quentin, and Folsom State Prison; all were published as paperback originals. His next, on which he began work after his release from prison in 1965, was "On the Yard" (1967), which is widely regarded as one of the best prison novels ever written. . (Inventory #: 21027)
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